A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: If you see a project that you think is awesome and deserves to be a featured project, you can click the THIS ROCKS button to nominate it!
Total Members: 303,172
Currently Running With Scissors:
430 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: anti-flaking measures  (Read 1626 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: October 09, 2011 05:08:29 PM »

has anyone ever considered putting a photo-escrow system in place to limit flaking?

if swap participants were required to send photos of their crafts to the organizers (and have their partners do the same) before sending, there would be a lot less potential for sending out items without receiving anything in return.

just a thought.

« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011 05:29:55 PM »

I'm not sure a photo of crafted items would mean the package actually got sent? Would still need dc and/or receipt for international I would think.

And would the organizers then have to judge (by the photo) if the package met swap requirements etc?

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1270
Joined: 29-Jun-2009

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2011 08:07:05 AM »

Also, not all of us have digital cameras. I am never able to take photos, but I have also never flaked on a swap.
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Swap Moderator
Offline Offline

Posts: 11497
Joined: 14-Nov-2005

View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011 10:13:04 AM »

kwiltykate - that's absolutely true, just because you have a picture of an item doesn't mean it was sent. Smiley

« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2011 10:24:00 AM »

well, i always assumed flakers hadn't actually crafted, because why would you bother to make the stuff and not send?
but that is a good point about people not having cameras.

there are a ton of AWESOME swappers on craftster.. i just wish i could do something about the number of partners who aren't as considerate. sigh.
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2011 11:16:27 AM »

I don't think people always intend to flake.  I'm sure there have been instances where swappers put a lot of time and energy into a swap package only to have life hit them in the face and they are unable to put to the finishing touches on what they have made.  Swapping just becomes the last priority on their list.

Also, who would the organizers send pictures of their finished craft to?  It's not unusual for an organizer to go MIA.


Personal swap friendly!  Especially ATCs!
Offline Offline

Posts: 2609
Joined: 12-Dec-2006

I already did!

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2011 08:28:11 PM »

Not to say that I've flaked, but I've had to send late once when I was going through a divorce.  I made sure to tell my partner and the organizer, but I admit that I wasn't good on the communication.  I had the stuff crafted, I just couldn't send it at the time.  So that kind of re-inforces that just because it's crafted doesn't mean it was sent.  I did send, btw.  :-)

I think a good way to avoid the whole flaking issue is to 1) Read previous feedback!  Just because it says "positive" doesn't mean there's not a side note saying "sent late with no communication" or "sent partial package," etc.  2) If your swappers don't post actively in the thread, PM them to nudge them along.  If they are going to flake, at least you can find out asap to get a swap angel.

I told you: I only wrote that poem to test my printer!

My etsy shop: http://dollycouture55.etsy.com
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Write a Cookbook
America’s Mercenary Armies
Author Rick Perlstein Slams Plagiarism Accusation
Katherine Rundell on Carthwheeling in Thunderstorms
Garth Stein: Book That Changed My Life
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Quilted Patchwork Basket
Craftster Quickies: How to Make Spooky Halloween Decorations
Craft Challenge #110 Announced - Halloween Costume Contest!

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.